1.Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objective?
I think it is important to tie technology to the objective because not only does it help deepen and enhance the learning process but it allows for the lesson to be much more meaningful to the students. Integrating technology without relating it to the objective totally diminishes the value of technology as a learning tool. By having the technology correlate to the objective, it shows students that technology can be used for more than pure entertainment purposes.
By holding students accountable for their work, we are able to decipher whether or not the students understood/mastered the concepts that we were trying to teach. I have learned from personal experience that holding students accountable for their work at stations is a must. If not, students tend to stray away from the lesson and lose sight of what they're supposed to be focused on.
I found multiple apps that would be great for basic skill building, something that a majority of our kids could benefit from. Students would use ipads/ipods within groups at their desks. We could hold the students accountable at these stations by having them write a reflection on what they learned or what they did, by answering questions, or by answering a "station" exit slip!